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Opposition supporters in Venezuela were set to take to the streets Monday after leader Juan Guaido called for mass protests against President Nicolas Maduro — as the self-declared interim president prepared to return after a week touring Latin American allies.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has said that journalists’ conviction in Myanmar was a message that press “cannot operate fearlessly”.
The government of Nicaragua's embattled President Daniel Ortega has ordered the expulsion of a United Nations human rights team, rights groups have said.
The UN human rights chief urged Facebook Wednesday to more proactively address hate speech but warned against excessive regulation, after US President Donald Trump accused tech giants’ platforms of bias against him.
UN investigators on Monday accused Myanmar’s military of mass killings and gang rapes of Muslim Rohingya with “genocidal intent”.
Former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan will receive a state funeral and burial in Ghana on September 13, the Ghanaian president said on Friday, calling it "a major event for our country".
The Senate has passed the bill for second reading despite subsisting court case and strong opposition to it.
The UN rights office said Tuesday it seemed that any Palestinian protesting in Gaza, regardless of whether they pose an imminent threat, is "liable" to be killed by Israeli forces.
Hungarians are voting Sunday in an election that is being keenly observed across Europe, and which will determine whether firebrand nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban wins an expected third consecutive term.
A government crackdown on demonstrations against President Joseph Kabila in Democratic Republic of Congo has led to the killing of 47 people in just over a year, a UN report seen by AFP said on Monday.
The UN Human Rights office on Thursday said dozens of people were tortured by Mexican authorities and forces in connection with the government’s investigation into the 2014 disappearance of 43 students.
Egypt's foreign ministry has strongly condemned the UN human rights chief's critical statements on what he described as the "pervasive climate of intimidation" in Egypt ahead of the presidential election later this month.
The delivery of aid to Syria's rebel-held Eastern Ghouta has been "postponed", the Red Cross has said, as Syrian government forces stepped up their offensive against rebels in the enclave.
The UN's human rights chief has warned that strikes on Syria's Eastern Ghouta probably amount to "war crimes" and that those behind the targeting of civilians will be held to account.
World leaders are undermining human rights for millions of people with regressive policies and hate-filled rhetoric, but their actions have ignited global protest movements in response, a rights group said.
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The US Justice Department on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Edward Snowden seeking to prevent the former CIA employee and National Security Agency contractor from profiting from his new book.
Substitute Nicolo Barella scored in added time to rescue a 1-1 draw for a disappointing Inter Milan in their Champions League opener against rank outsiders Slavia Prague on Tuesday.
Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has asked former Justice Minister, Mohammed Adoke, to present himself for criminal trial over alleged economic crimes after accusing him of being used by the government to hound him.
A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Zaria, Kaduna State, has remanded a housewife, Mrs. Nnennaya Edmond, in prison for allegedly pouring hot water on a nursing mother and her 10-month-old baby.
China has chosen its most iconic animal — the panda — to be the official mascot of the Beijing Olympics in 2022, the Winter Games organising committee announced on Tuesday.
Tammy Abraham is hoping 2019-20 will be his season, with the Chelsea striker making history while netting a hat-trick in a 5-2 win over Wolves.
CAF Confederation Cup campaigners Rangers international on Saturday in Libreville got a consolation goal that will no doubt be a plus ahead of the return leg tie against AS Pelican of Gabon.
Three men, Jacob Adeshina, Paul Essien and Joseph Adegbe, on Tuesday, appeared before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing five plastic moulds worth N700,000 from a shop.
After he was left out of their Champions League squad last week, it seems Mario Mandžukić could be close to the Juventus exit door.
No fewer than 422 civil servants employed by Osun State government with alleged fake certificates may be sacked any moment from now, according to a report.